Of all the choices we make involving our children, I feel like this one is perhaps the most anxiety-producing of all. Yesterday kicked-off open enrollment in the Little Rock School District, and January is typically the time to make decisions about the next school year.
My 4-year old is ready for PreK, and I'm making the decision to put him in. He's had some other preschool education, and he seems to do really well with structure and learning (things I am certain I wouldn't be as good at providing at home). That said, I judge no one for keeping their child home. It is an incredibly personal choice, and each child is different.
Me and Jackson on his 4th birthday
What is it about this though? So much pressure... Is it the idea that we want our children to have better opportunities than we had? Is it a competitive thing? After all, if so-and-so started their child in PreK, we should do the same, right? Are we worried as parents we may not do the "right" thing? And what is that anyway?
Share your thoughts -- I want to know to PreK or not to PreK?